Highlights of Ireland and Scotland

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Tick off all the travel highlights on this Scotland and Ireland trip, filled with tons of craic and special moments with friends, whether you’re hopping across the mythical stones of Giant’s Causeway or passing the lovely lochs, Highlands and castles of Scotland.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
    • 10 Breakfast (B)
    • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
    • 1 Dinner (D)
    • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
    • : Uncover centuries of Irish heritage as you explore Catherine and Jim Power’s Glen Keen Farm, marvel at collies herding sheep and enjoy a traditional scone tea.
    • Connemara: Visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory and witness master craftsmen bring these intricate crystal designs to life.
    • Belfast: Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast.
    • Pitlochry: Warm your heart with a little Scottish whisky at a traditional distillery in the Scottish Highlands.
    • Dublin: A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.

What's this trip about?

    Tick off all the travel highlights on this Scotland and Ireland trip, filled with tons of craic and special moments with friends, whether you’re hopping across the mythical stones of Giant’s Causeway or passing the lovely lochs, Highlands and castles of Scotland.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDublin
End CityEdinburgh

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Hello Dublin

You’re in for a lyrical love affair with Ireland’s whimsical capital, your launch pad to an enchanting encounter with the 'Emerald Isle' and Scotland. On arrival, transfer to your hotel then spend the rest of the day exploring the city’s effervescence on your own. Thi...

Day 2: Journey to Harborside Galway

Poetry and politics, music and literature – Dublin is famous for all this and more as you’ll come to discover when you join a Local Specialist to delve into the city’s iconic sights, tumultuous history and even a few hidden gems. Tread in the footsteps of Arthur Guinn...

Day 3: Admire Stunning Connemara Dive Into Culture

Connemara’s 'savage beauty' takes center stage today on your full-day excursion through the endless shades of green which once captured the heart of Oscar Wilde. Visit Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a gr...

Day 4: Onwards to Donegal Connect with Locals

Explore the quintessential Irish village of Cong and see firsthand why its rugged beauty was chosen as the backdrop of John Wayne's award winning 'The Quiet Man'. Connect With Locals at Ireland’s largest sheep farm, Glen Keen Farm, for a heart-warming Be My Guest expe...

Day 5: Venture to Londonderry and Belfast Make Travel Matter

Start your day with a visit to Londonderry where a Local Specialist will take you on a stroll along the ancient walls that surround the Renaissance-style old city. Follow the scenic Causeway Coastal Route through rolling countryside and past rugged cliffs to the Giant...

Day 6: Discover Colorful Belfast Dive Into Culture

Explore Northern Ireland’s trendy capital today, this morning your Local Specialist will join you for a sightseeing tour through the city with views of the Belfast City Hall, Castle and Botanic Gardens. Next visit the Titanic Belfast Experience, where you’ll Dive Into...

Day 7: Cross the Irish Sea to Glasgow

Bid Ireland farewell as you board your ferry to Scotland. Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past Ailsa Craig, then continue to Glasgow, where you’ll enjoy an orientation of a city that exudes edginess. Take to the streets on your own exploration and see George Square, ...

Day 8: Uncover Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

Sensational scenery follows your journey through the Scottish Highlands from Glasgow to Newtonmore. Loch Lomond sets the tone with views over the water to craggy Ben Lomond. Continue to Glencoe where the tragic 17th-century massacre of the MacDonalds turned the wild b...

Day 9: Continue to Elegant Edinburgh Dive Into Culture

Continue to the home of golfing gods, St. Andrews. You’ll view its famous 18th hole before continuing to Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Novotel Edinburgh Park

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Day 10: Explore Edinburgh

Surrender to the charms of Edinburgh, one of the world’s most enchanting cities. Your Local Specialist will guide your sightseeing tour through its medieval Old Town to the elegant Georgian façades. See the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse before visiting Ed...

Day 11: Journey Home

Imbued with Gaelic spirit, your holiday has come to an end. Bid your new friends a fond farewell as you prepare for your return journey home.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $3,506
Price per day$319
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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13 Apr 2024
23 Apr 2024
$3,875
$4,985
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20 Apr 2024
30 Apr 2024
$3,506
$4,616
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27 Apr 2024
07 May 2024
$3,506
$4,616
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04 May 2024
14 May 2024
$3,555
$4,665
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11 May 2024
21 May 2024
$3,950
$5,060
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18 May 2024
28 May 2024
$3,950
$5,060
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25 May 2024
04 Jun 2024
$3,995
$5,155
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01 Jun 2024
11 Jun 2024
$3,596
$4,756
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08 Jun 2024
18 Jun 2024
$3,596
$4,756
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15 Jun 2024
25 Jun 2024
$3,995
$5,155
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Meals Included
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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